Going Deeper With Mark Walker going deeper mark walker Dec 31, 2019

 

One of the greatest drummers in the world stopped by DrumMantra studios during a visit to Chicago. What started out as an afternoon podcast recording turned into an epic 4-day hang. Here is some of the footage from that hang & conversation.

About Mark:

Grammy award-winning...

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Episode 58 inspiration mental awareness practice Dec 17, 2019

 

 

 

Last week we talked about inspiration and how it's not necessarily the most important thing for getting down to business. Of course, we love inspiration. It puts us in a space where we can create, where we have extra energy that we can focus on making something happen —...

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Going Deeper With Steve Lyman going deeper steve lyman Oct 21, 2019

 

My very special guest, Steve Lyman (Stevely Man) is a brilliant drummer and a great all-around dude. Here is a bit from his Wikipedia page:

Stephen Richard Lyman (born January 22, 1982) is an American jazz drummer, composer, and educator.

Born in Salt Lake City...

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The Moving Click moving click warm-up Jul 15, 2019

Time. It's something a drummer obsesses over almost more than anything. 

How do you go deeper with your concept of time? How do you begin to understand the finer details of subdivisions? 

Don't just watch the video. Try this exercise out for yourself.

The Moving Click exercise will...

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Creating Phrase Shapes 2-minute lesson phrasing Jul 05, 2019

Creating phrase shapes using groupings of two's and three's. 

This is a very simple and effective exercise for developing your own ideas with some of the most basic building blocks of time - groupings of 2's and 3's

Once you have the exercise I present in the video down you can:

  • voice it...
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Free Low Boy Custom Beater! dm3030 low boy beater May 31, 2019

Ok. Here's the deal.

You want to be great. You want to have a deeper understanding of how time functions. You want to be comfortable with phrasing in odd time signatures. You want to know what a polymeter is and how it works. 

The only way to gain these qualities is through dedicated,...

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75% of drummers do not have a focused practice routine. 3030 practice May 27, 2019

75% of drummers do not have a clear, consistent, and effective practice routine.


We surveyed nearly 100 drummers and collected some very eye-opening data. Check it out:
Notice that despite practicing 30 to 45 minutes per day, most of the drummers don’t have a clear,...
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What is a "Polymeter"? polymetric coordination rhythmic perception May 13, 2019

When I talk about polymeters in clinics and workshops it can garner some blank stares. It makes sense. Many drummers haven't spent much time thinking about or studying polymeters.  

I'd like to give a simple explanation for you t begin thinking about. If we hit...

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Polymetric Coordination & Rhythmic Perception polymetric coordination rhythmic perception May 09, 2019

If you haven't gotten to know my education style yet, you will soon discover that I love looking at the inner-workings of time, subdivisions, and coordination. 

I want to show you an interesting exercise from my book, The Foundational Series. This exercise is fairly simple to understand but...

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